Our Trendy Day Beds!

Sleigh Daybed

Daybeds are interesting pieces of furniture, many are not yet sure of how they differ from a standard bed or futon.  Daybeds are generally used for sleeping during the daytime (as the name suggests).  But, daybeds do differ from the standard bed in that daybeds are commonly used as a sofa, making them ideal for use in a family room, den or small bedrooms.

Many of us still confuse a daybed with a Futon.  Daybeds generally do not transform from a couch to a bed like a futon, and a daybed is usually more decorative than a futon.  Like the picture above, this Daybed is shown with the 5-Piece Day Bed Set available @ The Trendy Bed.com

eyelet daybed

Standard eyelet daybed

Standard Daybeds are available in a number of styles.  Even though they do not convert from a couch to a sleeper like a futon, the one thing all standard daybeds have in common is that they are adaptable.  They can be made to appear like a couch while functioning as a primary or additional sleeping space.

Daybeds use a standard twin mattress, so standard twin bedding is used for the Daybed.  Bed skirts are the only “custom” item used on your Daybed.  The Trendy Bed also carries the 5-Piece Eyelet Daybed set as pictured above.

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Our Trendy Denim

When it comes to fashion, what’s “in” today will be gone tomorrow.  Not so with denim jeans – everyone’s favorite casual garment never goes out of style.  Jeans continue to get the full frontal treatment.

The same attributes that people love in their jeans – softness, comfort, durability and easy care – translate perfectly into the home area.   Denim is now being used for upholstery, decorative pillows, comforters,  bed skirts, window treatment, slipcovers, and even tabletop, denim is a natural for the home.

With the emphasis on casual lifestyles, fabrics must not only provide comfort and beauty in the different areas of the home, but also have the stamina to stand up to the rigors of daily life.  Because denim is strong and versatile, wears well, and gets softer and more comfortable with time, it’s no wonder that it meets the needs to today’s consumer who is living a more casual, relaxed, yet sophisticated lifestyle at home.

Because of this, The Trendy Bed now has Denim comforters, Denim Bed Skirts, Denim Duvet CoversDenim Pillow Shams, and Window Treatment.  For your convenience we have put together a 5-Piece Denim Day Bed Set and a 4-Piece Denim Bed Ensemble, along with having the choice of purchasing them separately as well.

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A Trendy Pedestal!

Bed with alot of pillow and shams

If your bed is a work of art, then the Bed Skirt is its pedestal upon which it sits.

Bed Skirts are designed to hide a bed’s box spring or foundation.  An additional benefit is that a bed skirt on a bed allows you to use the space under the bed for storage.  You can purchase “bed Risers” that are 4” or 6” tall that allows you to put those sweater boxes or other storage containers under your bed.  I personally have my table leafs under my bed. (laying flat so it does NOT warp)

For home decor, a bed skirt offers a way to add style, pattern, and color to the bedroom.

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Trendy Egyptian Sheets

All Blue Bed

All Blue Bed

Throughout the past two centuries, Egyptian cotton has prevailed as one of Egypt’s biggest competitive advantages. With an established reputation of being the “best” cotton in the world, its softness, strength and superior characteristics, have positioned products made of Egyptian cotton as the world’s finest.

Egyptian cotton sheets has not gained such a reputation without reason. Egyptian cotton “is” the world’s finest cotton and the following characteristics are what sets Egyptian cotton apart from other natural fibers:

1-The length of the fiber makes it possible to make the finest of yarns without sacrificing the strength of the yarn

2-The strength of the fiber makes fabrics more solid and more resistant to stress

3-Its ability to absorb liquids gives fabrics made of Egyptian cotton deeper, brighter and more resistant colors

4-Its softness increases with each washing

Egyptian cotton is hand picked which guarantees the highest levels of purity. In addition, hand picking puts no stress on the fibers – as opposed to mechanical picking – leaving the fibers straight and intact. All these factors have resulted in the Egyptian cotton being by far the best cotton in the world. Fabrics made of Egyptian Cotton are softer, finer and last longer than any other cotton in the world.

It was thought for ages that cotton was cotton and thread count was king when choosing quality sheets. That is no longer true. Consumer guidelines for buying bedding suggest that cotton from Egypt is superior to other cotton. Is this true and, if so, what is the big difference?

Egyptian cottons are used to create bedding of all types from sheets to pillowcases to comforters. The long staple or long fiber of Egyptian-grown cotton means that there is more continuous fiber to use when creating threads or yarns. This yarn is smaller in diameter yet stronger than other cottons. Smaller yarn means that more threads per square inch can be use to create stronger fabric which is light in weight yet breathes well.

More threads per inch mean that the thread count on the bedding label will be higher. Many buyers think that choosing high thread count sheets is the only gauge of quality. This is not true, but in the case of cotton grown in Egypt, the higher thread count means the fabric will be incredibly strong and will last for years and years. If cared for properly, Egyptian produced cotton fabric used for creating bedding products can last for decades.

The hand or feel of the sheets created from Egyptian grown cotton is a bit harder than other cottons when the bedding is new. However, with every single laundering, the cotton sheets from Egyptian fibers become softer and softer. Like a fine wine, age improves the Egyptian fiber cotton bedding and, unlike many products, you will prize your Egyptian fiber sheets of cotton more and more as they age and become soft and cuddly.

Cotton grown in the Egyptian fields will also produce less lint and therefore will not pill after repeated washings as some materials may do. At one time, the only way to obtain Egyptian fiber cotton sheets was to shop in high-end expensive stores. This is no longer true and most department stores and online bedding stores carry a selection of Egyptian produced cotton sheets and other bedding items for the buyer seeking this quality product.

King Cotton was once the name for the cotton grown in the Deep South of the United States. This cotton has much shorter fibers or staple than the Egyptian produced cotton. Egyptian fiber is now considered the king of all cottons for its durability and luxurious feel. After all, we spend almost one-third of our lives in our beds and our bedding should be comfortable and durable. Choosing the right sheets made from the king of cotton, Egyptian produced fibers, you will experience a bed that is comfortable and cozy.

A word of caution regarding bedding labels: if the package says “cotton rich” the actual amount of cotton, whether Egyptian or other cotton, is not stated and can be a very small amount. It is better to select products that state 100% cotton or, if choosing a blend fabric, that clearly state the exact proportion of cotton in the bedding. This will ensure your product composition is one that you will be pleased with.

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Trendy Down Comforters for The Trendy Bed

The Trendy Bed now has Goose Down Comforters.

We are pleased to offers five selected goose down filled comforters with a variety of thread count with more than 800 cubic inches per ounce fill power rating.

Greatest comfort is achieved with the correct level of insulation for the individual in the particular environment – not to much…not to little.

Our Heirloom collection features a comforter with a high quality 254 thread count shell imported from Kolb & Schule of Germany.  The Cambric Cotton is a plain weave, with a soft closely woven hand.  The fabric is very lightweight and has a soft sheen.  Lifetime Warranty.

Our Mirage collection features a comforter with a high quality 354 thread count sheet imported from Kolb & Schule of Germany makes this comforter both elegant and light.  The high thread count combined with the special San Pro Care finish permits superior moisture evaporation making this a wonderful choice for all year comfort.  The large baffled boxes allow far maximum down lofting.  Filled with either our Polish white goose down or our finest Siberian white goose down.  Hypo-Allergenic and has a lifetime warrant from Kolb & Schule.

Hypo-Allergenic – The down is washed to remove naturally occurring dirt and dust normally found in down products.

Dry Cleaning is highly recommended for all down comforters.

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Mix and Match Flannel Sets @ The Trendy Bed

At The Trendy Bed we added 100% Cotton Flannel bedding for your shopping convenience.  One of the sets we now offer is a “Flannel Comforter Ensemble” which includes a flannel comforter, complete  flannel sheet set with pillow cases and matching pillow shams.

We have this available in our 2-Tone option,  which means side 1 of comforter is color #1, and the reverse side of comforter is color #2.  (Sample:  One side of comforter is Burgundy and the reverse is Hunter Green)

For those who love to Mix N Match colors we have also brought to this set the option to pick your own sheet set color.  (Sample:  Comforter and Pillow Shams in Navy, sheet set in Chambray Blue (Light Blue))

Enjoy decorating and changing the look of your bed just by turning down the comforter and showing the mix n match colors of this Flannel Comforter Ensemble.

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Trendy Tips on How to Mix Patterns.

Trendy Pattern's

Trendy Pattern

When it comes to decorating your bedroom, or any room in your home we all question our decorating skills.  I have put together some “Trendy Tips on How to Mix Patterns”..

1.  Color Plus White:  The easiest way to mix patterns is to stick to one color plus white.  White gives the eyes a place to rest and highlights.

2.  Vary the Scale:  Mix and Match small and large patterns.  A good mix should include small, medium, and large scale patterns.

3.  Use Shades and Tints:  There’s no need to worry about matching when using various shades of a single color.

4.  Use Coordinating colors:  An easy way to ensure your patterns will mix is to choose coordinating colors.  Red and greens are complementary colors because they are directly across from each other on the color wheel.

5.  Mix types of Patterns:  Cottage style has quintessential patterns that help define it.  Plaid, Toil, and Country French floral can create a playful cottage style in any bedroom.

In the picture above they mixed floral and stripes and they are using shades of blue.

6.  Anchor the Color Scheme:  Start with one pattern and pull all the room’s accents colors from it.

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Tips for Better Sleep – Part II..

Welcome back for the last 4 tips on better sleep…

5.  Set Your Clock  Make sure it goes off at the same time all week. Yes, that means weekends also.  Sleeping in for an hour to two on Sunday confuses your body’s clock and makes your sleep worse the rest of the week.   Also, turn the clock away from you so its light doesn’t disturb you and so you aren’t tempted to clock-watch, which just worsens your insomnia.

6.  Close The Pajama Drawer   You’ll improve your sleep if you leave your PJ’s in the drawer or dress as lightly as makes you feel comfortable.  It’s easier to adjust body temperature when you can toss covers on or off bare legs or shoulders rather than struggling with nightwear.

7.  Sleep At 65 Degrees   Lower temperatures help your body go into sleep mode for the night, but there’s no need to hike the utility bill to keep it at those levels all day.   A programmable thermostat from a home center can automatically change the temperature.  Set it to adjust to 65 degrees a half-hour before bed.  If you don’t want to cool the whole house in the summer, install a ceiling fan in each of your bedrooms and this will help in keeping the room cooler during the summer nights, along with opening a window to allow the cooler night air in.  

8.  Try, Try Again!  If you don’t fall asleep within 30 minutes of turning out the light – or if you wake during the night – get up and read a novel for a while.  When you start to get tired, turn off the book light and try again.

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Tips for a Better Sleep, Part I.

Eight simple steps can make your bedroom into the kind of place where you can get the good night’s rest you so richly need and deserve.

1.  Hang Thick Drapes Your brain is genetically programmed to wake when it senses light – whether it’s the sun coming up early, a streetlight, or even the flash of passing car headlights.  Tightly close room with darkening drapes or dark shutters and there’s a good chance you’ll sleep through the night.

2.  Use Bamboo Sheets Not only is bamboo sustainably harvested, sheets made of it feel like silk and can wick away moisture that might disrupt your dreams.  These are especially helpful for women who get night sweats associated with menopause.  At The Trendy Bed we carry super-comfy bamboo and Egyptian cotton 400-thread count sheets for your enjoyment.

3.  Ban Electronics Phones, TVs, laptops, and faxes don’t belong in your bedroom, per Dr. Mary Susan Esther, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

4.  Add a Worry Book Stress causes almost half of us to lose sleep every month, one survey shows.  Instead of stewing, sit down “before”bed with a “worry book” and write down the problems as well as potential solutions.  Then put the worry book by the bedroom door and go to bed.  When fretful thoughts pop into your mind, tell yourself you’ve done everything you possible can tonight, and there are solutions waiting by the door to get started on in the morning.  It does really work…

Tomorrow’s Blog will list the last 4 simple steps for better sleep.

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Layering can be Trendy!

These days “It’s all about layering to create a haven you want to jump into” says Libby Langdon, New York City designer.  Her six steps can largely be done with linens you already have.

SKIRT FIRST:  A skirt that contracts with the color of the floor will frame the bed and give it visual weight.  At The Trendy Bed we have a great selection of Cotton Bed Skirts in over 21 different colors.

PUT ON THE SHEETS:  The flat sheet will be folder back a bit, so consider a surprise color or pattern.  At The Trendy Bed we have a great selection of Sheet Sets or Individual Sheets in over 21 colors.

TOP THE BED:   with a woven blanket, or lightweight quilt.  Bedspreads and comforters can look and feel heavy if your going for the “layered” look.  A solid color keeps things serene.  Fold the flat sheet over the blanket about 8 to 12 inches.  Tuck the sides and bottom on the blanket under the mattress.

LAY A FOLDER DUVET, comforter, or blanket across the foot of the bed.  This is the place for the most color, pattern, and texture; because it’s folded, it won’t overwhelm.

PROP SLEEPING PILLOWS against the headboard or wall.  For a queen-size bed, add two Euro shams for height, and two standard shams. The Euro shams will be partially covered, so a hint of pattern can be fun.

ADD AN ACCENT PILLOW (or two – but no more).  “It acts as the cherry on top,” Langdon says.

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